Saturday, May 25, 2013

Craftin' Desert Divas Blogaversary Desert Hop

Happy Saturday!!
I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend!
Today we are celebrating with Tara over at Craftin Desert Divas for her very first BLOGOVERSARY!!!

Happy Blogoversary Tara!!!

If you just happened to have stumbled upon my blog, please start at 
Craftin Desert Divas so you don't miss out on a thing. If you have arrived from Michelle of then you are in the right spot. 

We have blog candy for those who are a follower of Craftin Desert Divas and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Tuesday May 28th at Craftin Desert Divas!

$20 Giftcard to their store

$10. CTHM Giftcard

$15. Giftcard to their store

What great prizes right??

Ok, onto the hopping :)
This is a "Desert" Diva Celebration!!

Here is the project that I have created for this hop...

For my A2 sized card, I used my Cricut as well as my Silhouette. My cactus came from the OLE' cricut cartridge and was cut out at 1.39"x 2.25" (CCR). My coyote howling came from the Silhouette online store and is design ID # 11413. For my sand, I simply took some kraft cardstock and tore it into strips and layered them on top of each other. My moon was cut out of a scrap piece of yellow cardstock using a 1 3/8" circle punch. The coyote is popped up with some foam adhesive to give my card a little more dimension.

I decided to also make a little jar of candies to go along with my card. I simply altered a frappe jar by wrapping some cardstock around the middle of my jar. My cactus for the jar was cut from the OLE' cricut cartridge at 2.25" x 2.25". I ran it through my cuttlebug with the swiss dots embossing folder and then lightly ran an ink pad over the top so that the "bumps" were a different color to give it some dimension. The flowers on my cactus are from a fiskars flower punch. I simply layered some flowers on top of each other and then attached them to my cactus. I finished the jar off with some green tulle and some brown and white bakers twine around the bottle neck. The jar is filled with some dark green chocolate candy sixlets.

Here is a picture of both items together:

I think it came out so cute yet masculine. I already gave it to my hubby as a little surprise and he loved it!
Then again, he loves candy! lol!

Speaking of candy, I have a little of my own candy to give away.
I will be giving the following 6x6 paper pack away to one lucky follower of my blog:

All you have to do for my blog candy is
1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Make sure you leave a comment on this post. 
I will pick my winner on Wednesday May 29, 2013 
so make sure you come back by to see if you won.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!
I really appreciate it!

Your next stop is the very talented Janis of Pause Dream Enjoy

Here's the complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
Cardstock: Midnight Muse (SU!), Kraft & Black (Recollections), Yellow & Green (scraps)
Cricut Cartridge: OLE'
Silhouette: Coyote Design ID 11413
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Punches/Dies: Scallop Sentiment Border Punch (Fiskars), Classic Scallop Circles (Spellbinders), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (SU!), Flower Punch (Fiskars)
Misc.: Buttons, Foam Adhesive, Frap Jar (Starbucks), Tulle (Nicole), Twine (Trendy Twine), Green Sixlets Candy


Nana said...

What cute and creative projects.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Tisha Sewell said...

What a great card! Your little jar of candies is too cute. Love them both!

Robin Carroll said...

love your projects!!! What an adorable wolf!
Cut One Designs by Robin

Shalu said...

Wow..thats is lovely too n i m sure ur hubby will be so pleases with this creation of you..!thanks for the chance.

Janis said...

I love the torn paper on your card. Great bottle idea too!

jennyplace2 said...

OMG Stacey you have been a busy girl today. Your card and candy jar are both so darn cute. I love the way you did the sand for the desert. Very creative as always. TFS and for the wonderful inspiration.

DebC said...

Great projects! This theme is super fun! Loving the hop!
Deb C

Ashley Wells said...

Very cute idea. I love the repurposed jar.

~ Jo ~ said...

Stacey your card and altered candy bottle are just awesome! I love the deserty feel this has and I think you did an amazing job on tearing the cardstock to create the hills... very nicely done!
By the way, this week started the new Funday Friday challenges over on my blog. I hope you can join in on this week's awesome sketch challenge!

Jo's Scrap Shack

Sasha800 said...

I really Love all your Projects.. I am now inspired.

Sasha800 said...

I really Love your projects

Beth F. said...

Great projects! I love how you tore the cardstock to make it look like sand. I am a new follower!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Stacey this is so awesome!!! I love the way you decorated the bottle and the card is perfect!! So super cute!!


Creative M said...

Such a FABULOUS & FUN card!!I was having an issue with finding a cart that had the coyote and I did not have this cart.Love this card!
and LOVE the gorgeous paper pad for the giveaway.
Have a wonderful day,
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such a fun set! Love the coyote silhouette! Glad to be hopping with you! Carri~Abusybee

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for sharing -- Love the colors you used.
great design !! what a fun hop.
Happy Memorial day!

Jeannie said...

What a fun gift set! Love it! Great Desert Hop!

Peace & Luv,
Dragonfly Journeys

Tara Bruening said...

I love your projects. Never thought of recycling a frappe bottle. You always have great ideas. Love those colors and that howling coyote! Thank you so much for joining me in celebrating my one year. Your a wonderful bloggie friend.

Craftin Desert Diva's

Lisa said...

I absolutely love this!! You created such an awesome desert scene!! The howling coyote is fabulous!! And the recycled frappe bottle is so creative and fun!! So happy to be hopping with you!! Have a great weekend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome projects.

Kards by Kathi said...

I love your coyote. He looks like he is having a great evening. I also like the paper pack you are giving away. Thanks for your time and talent.

Boots And Bling Time said...

Super card....and I LOVE the jar! I would love to find a plastic bottle and make one for Matt and fill it with Skittles to put in his box. I have this cartridge and just love it!
Hug to you my crafty friend!

Maureen Reiss said...

These are great!! Sooooo cute!!

Heather W. said...

Very nice set.

mamawcindy said...

Oh My Goodness (Howl are you) How Cute is that and I am Loving your Cute Candy filled Jar. So Creative. Thanks for Sharing. This such a Fun Hop and Thanks for the chance to win. I'm already a follower. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Sharon said...

What a fabulous card and candy jar!! Love the cactus and the howling coyote!! :)

Laura said...

Wow great projects
Laura D

chelsea jennings said...

Super cute desert goodies, great ideas love!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a great card! I love the scene you have created and your altered frappe bottle is amazing! Great job!!!
Sherrie K

jessica said...

What fun projects!! Love the sentiment for that card!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT holiday weekend!

Marji Franklin said...

These are great! I love the card

Seahorse Creations said...

Great card and love the candy jar. So perfect together.

Robin said...

Awesome card and way to go on the upcycled bottle looks terrific! Already a follower :)


katieo said...

WOW O ;ove your projects. looks like Ole is a fun cart to have. Wish I had it when my daughter was going to school there, I m a new follower who looks forward to seeing your new creations

Sarah Biswabic said...

Very cute card and candy jar! I love the wolf!

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Your favor is so cute! Thanks for the giveaways!

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Gail said...

Hi Stacey - thank you for the hop today - and your projects are grand -the card and I like your candy bottle too - hmm - who does not like candy? Thanks for offering a prize on your blog as well as the prizes for the hop - have a great weekend! Gail

Donna K said...

Oh my, both of your projects are just too cute. I love the silhouette and cactus of both your card and your bottle! I'm a new follower and happy I could make it by your blog!
~Donna K

snowdraak said...

Great card! I love the silhouette of the coyote. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am now a follower of your blog fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Got2BCrafting said...

LOVE them both!!! The coyote cut is really cool, just perfect for your card! :)

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